“FEEL is a leading-edge modality for developing human potential. In experiential interactions with horses, people gain self-knowledge and acquire skills leading to positive life changes.”

FEEL Alumni Association

What is the definition of feel?

FEELFaciliated Equine Experiential Learning® is a collaborative approach to therapy in which people work with horses to find their inner space. Like other forms of animal-assisted therapy, people and horses interact in order to promote healing but within horse-facilitated experiential (also known as ‘Equine Assisted Learning‘) learning the primary focus is positively reinforcing the bond between humans and equines. Those hoping to develop their connection with themselves may find that they like the comfort they feel while accompanying a horse on their journey towards growth and healing. Clients seek out FEEL because it allows them to learn through an interactive process rather than simply listening or taking notes – the desired outcome can be accomplished faster thanks to the immediacy of working within your heart’s desire.

What is the foundation of feel?

The learning environment includes interaction and communication with a horse, allowing for genuine dialogue that is unhampered by language skills or other cultural differences. Through this process clients can gain insight into their own behavior and emotions. This allows clients to learn more about themselves, improving the ability to overcome barriers such as societal norms just as easily as physical ones.

This means at the very core of FEEL lies the involvement of doing and feeling. Experiential learning is a critical component of the FEEL circulum. Here are some of the core components of the sessions:

  • Horse communication
  • Safety considerations
  • Physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness of the horse
  • Understanding ‘herd’ behaviour
  • Creating an effective herd
  • Reading and understanding the horse’s feedback
  • Understanding and holding intention
  • Deepening the horse/human connection
  • Heart-based leadership

What benefits does the feel system offer?

The benefits of the FEEL system vary from person to person, especially depending on the personal goals they’re trying to receive from it. That being said, many of our students identified these as common benefits of the FEEL sessions:

  • Improved teamwork and cohesion
  • Improved leadership skills
  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Higher emotional intelligence self-awareness
  • Improved relationships with past or current partners
  • Higher levels of happiness and contentfullness

Read this article from CBC about a first-of-its-kind Canadian study looking at how horses can be used to help first responders.

What features do the feel sessions offer?

We’re able to customize the sessions to better suite your individual needs. So depending on your goals and objectives our certified FEEL practitioner (Sherrie McAllan) can work with you to determine the best course structure/ which offering will work best for you.

  • This course offers a fresh perspective on leadership and management skills.
  • Learn to lead, inspire and manage with confidence, influencing others with ease.
  • A variety of programmes to pick and choose from based on your time, money, availability and preferences.
  • Flexible learning plans and goals that works with your schedule and lifestyle.
  • Works with individuals, groups and organisations.

For a brief description of some of our offerings visit our “What We Do” section.


We believe that this system is amazing. The FEEL system can be used for many purposes, whether it be to gain leadership skills, improve relationships, or just to connect with another living entity. We hope that you found this post to be helpful and that we get the honor of seeing you at one of our sessions! If you have any other questions, please contact us!